Hearing on Link Between Investing in Family Caregiving and Economic Growth

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 11:00am
2118 Rayburn House Office Building

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Hearing Examined How Greater Access to Affordable Family Care Improves Economic Outcomes for All Americans


WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 11:00am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, held a hybrid hearing titled “Growing our Economy by Investing in Families: How Supporting Family Caregiving Expands Economic Opportunity and Benefits All Americans,” to examine the link between federal investments in affordable family care and inclusive economic growth. In the wake of the House passage of the Build Back Better Act and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Select Committee members also discussed the impact of family care access and affordability in relation to America’s economic stability and labor force.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Select Committee Members
  • Dr. Michelle Holder, President and CEO, Washington Center for Equitable Growth (Written Testimony)
  • Ms. Ai-jen Poo, Co-Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, MacArthur Fellow (Written Testimony)
  • Ms. Melissa Boteach, Vice President for Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning, National Women’s Law Center (Written Testimony)
  • Mr. Elliot Haspel, Early-Childhood Policy Expert, and Program Officer, Education Policy and Research, Robins Foundation (Written Testimony)
  • Mrs. Denise L. Johnson, Mother from Summerville, SC (Written Testimony)

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